Kennedy School of Government

John F. Kennedy School of Government
Established 1936
Type Private
Dean David Ellwood
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Website www.ksg.harvard.edu
The John F. Kennedy School of Government, colloquially known as the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) or simply the Kennedy School, is a public policy school and one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. It offers degrees in public policy, public administration, and international development, and conducts research in various subjects relating to politics and government. Its primary buildings are located near the Charles River, southeast of Harvard Yard and Harvard Square, and on the site of a former MBTA Red Line trainyard. The School's current dean is David Ellwood.

History

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Littauer Building, John F. Kennedy School of Government


The Kennedy School of Government (KSG) was originally Harvard's Graduate School of Public Administration, which had been founded in 1936 with a gift from Lucius N. Littauer, and drew its faculty from the existing government and economics departments.

In the 1960s, the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) was established as a memorial to John F. Kennedy. The IOP is currently housed in and administered by KSG; however, its focus is on expanding and engaging undergraduates. The undergraduates select the Fellows, which is why IOP Fellows sometimes do not fit the mold of the traditional KSG Fellow.

The various programs were brought together in a single school in 1978.

In the 1960s, with encouragement from Richard Neustadt, the school expanded to research in public policy. Other individuals who contributed to the initial formation of the Kennedy School are Graham Allison, Richard Zeckhauser and Edith Stokey.

Currently, the Kennedy School offers four masters programs. The "Master in Public Policy Program" (MPP) program focuses on policy analysis, economics, management in the public sector and policy design. There is also the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The MPA is available in two forms: a one-year "mid-career program" intended for professionals between 7 and 15 years after college graduation and a two-year MPA program intended for more recent graduates.

The interaction of the MPP and MPA students in the classroom is part of the value of the KSG experience. The Kennedy School has concurrent degree programs with Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Medical School, as well as joint degree arrangements with other selective law and business schools throughout the country, including the MIT Sloan School of Management, Duke University School of Law, Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, Kellogg School of Management, New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School, Stanford Business School, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School, with a current list of programs available on their homepage.

Students enrolled in the masters programs at KSG are also able to take courses at the MIT Sloan School of Management and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as part of their degree requirements, further enhancing the overall experience of educational, informational and interpersonal exchange for which the Kennedy School is recognized.
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Taubman Building, John F. Kennedy School of Government
The Kennedy School also has a "Master in Public Administration in International Development", which is distinguished from the other programs because of its particular focus on international development and its greater emphasis on advanced economics and quantitative methods.

The Kennedy School has four doctoral programs: Doctoral Program in Political Economy and Government, Doctoral Program in Public Policy, Doctoral Program in Health Policy, and the Doctoral Program in Social Policy. Each of these has different core requirements. The degrees are described in the KSG Doctoral Program Overview.

As of 2005, the school has over 27,000 alumni residing in 137 countries. The Kennedy School regularly receives high rankings in U.S. News & World Report list of top Graduate Schools of public affairs, and is currently ranked the second best school of public affairs after the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs [1].

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Notable alumni

Student life

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Kennedy School women's team outside the Weld Boathouse preparing to row the Head of the Charles
There is an active student life despite the fact that most students are there for less than two years.[2] Most of the activities are centered around interest driven student 'caucuses,' the student government (Kennedy School Student Government known as KSSG), seven student edited policy journals and the athletic groups. Elections for student government (KSSG) are amongst the most competitive activities in the school as one might expect at the leading school of government. The KSSG is led by a President, Executive Vice President, functional Vice Presidents and Class Representatives. The KSSG is also responsible for overseeing the various caucuses of the Kennedy School.

The courtyard nestled between the Kennedy School buildings is a key attraction for students who gather there to work on their assignments, have lunch or just soak up the sun. The school frequently sponsors beer and barbecue events which give the students an opportunity to socialize.

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